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VOL. 11. NO. 276.
HALED INTO COURT
Wilful Waste of Water To Be Dis
courajjed by Commissioners—
Other Arrests to Follow.
Warrants were issued by Judge
Palmer this week tor the arrest of C.
F. Wheeler and A. J. Old.i, charged
with wilfully permitting irrigation
water to run to waste on their farm r
and overflow into the public hign
Service of the warrant was natron
Mr. Olds, who appeared before Jus
tice Palmer by his attorney, William
Grimshaw, and demurred to the com
plaint as filed by Prosecuting Attor
ney Cras3. Arguments on the de
murrer will be heard Monday morn
• ing at ten o'clock. Mr. Olds lives
north-east of town, just beyond the
Wenatchee river bridge.
Mr. Wheeler, a non-resident, owns
property near the White school
house, and as yet service of the war
rant has not been had on him.
Commissioners Mean Business.
Some weeks ago, and on account
of the abusive waste of water in
various parts of the valley, the coun
ts commissioners got busy and post
ed notices on various prominent
places throughout the community,
warning farmers against the wilful
waste of water and notifying them
tic 4 persons disobeying the law
would be prosecuted. The case
against Messrs. Wheeler and Olds is
the first to he brought and is to be
mads a sort of "test case," as the
commissioners are determined to
awaken the people to a proper re
gard for the water regulatU>ps.
Other offenders will be brought to
account, it is said.
Some one started a story here
Tuesday that the Lamb-Davis dam
at Leavenworth had broken and that
a vast amount of water and logs
were on their way down the river.
A number of people "bit" and went
down to the river shore and waited.
After sitting on the banks for several
hours without any perceptible change
in the appearance of the placid wat
ers of this mighty stream, imagine
their chagrin on finding out that it
was all a "niff", and that the story
had been started by some practical
First Concert Draws Big Crowd.
The city park -was crowded last
night on the occasion of the first open
air concert of the summer season,
given by the Wenatchee Military
A well chosen program was ren
dered to the delight of the large
Audience, "Xoisey Bill" as usual com
ing in for a round of applause.
These concerts promise to he a
feature of summer life in the city,
and the large attendance last night
shows how much the people appreci
To Live Here.
Mr. J. W. Roberts of Deer Park,
near Spokane, arrived in this city
today and will make Wen*tehee his
permanent home, living with his
'laughter. Mrs. R. E. Loving.
At the Theater.
"Camille" last night was immense.
Miss Ethel Roberts in the leading
vol-, surpassed herself. The Blase
Bore who "had seen Bernhardt do it"
was there, of course, and whispered
the distinguished secret to the man
sitting next him. But the hitter was
too busy watching Miss Roberts'
realistic Camille to be interested in
conversation. Her portrayal of the
emotional temperament of the grave
and gay French adventuress was tru
ly a splendid piece of acting, easily
carrying the sympathies of the audi
e&cs from start to finish. Her ex-!
peditious death leaves a le?3 un
pleasant sensation of strained sus
pense than the long-drawn and agon
izing dying of some other "Camilles."
Mr. Willard as Armond Din's!
maintained his usual high excellence
of elecution and gesture, while Mr.
Payne, as the Count de Varville was
delightfully "Frenchy," though there
was but little chance in this part for
him to demonstrate more than ordi
Miss Dunn as a lady's maid was
typically "fussy" and amusing.
Tonight "The Gay Dr. Lyon," will
be presented, John Drew's well
known comedy. The cast for tonight
is as follows:
Lysander Lyon, M. D., . .Lee Willard
Col. Lyon, his uncle
Arthur F. Whiting
Derby Dashwooa . . A. Clarke Elton
Francisco Sidney B. Payne
Prudence Mayflower . . Mattie Davis
Xellie Goldengate . . . Ethel Roberts
Provides Handsome Xcw Vehicle.
"Bus for the Chewawa!" will soon
be heard at the depots and docks of
The Arrow Transfer company has
constructed a handsome vehicle
which will be chartered to the new
Chewawa hotel, and put in commis
sion about June Ist. Jonnie Miller
will be captain of the new transpor
tation craft, and a crew of uniformed
coons will smash baggage and accept
LOCAL BOYS WIN
BY SMALL MARGIN
In Hard Fight Waterville Loses Field
S]Mirts Contest by 4 Points—
Meet a Success.
Waterville has "went."
Even as this is written a distant
dust-cloud on the sunny slope of
Badger mountain marks the moving
caravan, returning to the "wicked
city of the plain."
The highland visitors lost by tour
Wenatchee 63; Waterville 59.
Had to Stay All Night.
Professor Wester and the Water
ville school students planned a moon
light drive home last night, but we're
unable to cross the Columbia, the
ferry refusing to run after sun down.
So they returned to the city, and
those who were not too tiredt>from
the day's exertions attended "Ca
mille," at the Wenatchee theater.
Students of the local high school
were anxious to give the visiting
team the best entertainment possible,
and had it been known that the
Waterville people were to be here
over night, some suitable social stunt
would have been prepared. Speaking
to the editor of this paper, one of
the Wenatchee boys said: "When we
go to Waterville, they always give 03
the best time in the world; It's too
bad that there is not some kind of
entertainment provided for them
here tonight—but they say they must
return at once."
Last night Professor Wester of
the Waterville High School kindly
presented the editor of this paper to
a number of his party from the high
land country. The visiting track
team was undismayed over its loss,
and spoke cheerfully of a chance to
get another rap at Wenatchee's ath
letes. "If we ran that last relay over
again, I think we'd win," said one
of Waterville's representatives.
"Yes," chimed in one of the fair
maids of the Big Bend domain, "we
certainly would. And besides, we al
ways win the debates and the base
ball game 3."
In short they showed themselves
graceful losers, which is the first e k
bestial of a true sportsman,
.'in Ideal Afternoon of Sport.
It was an ideal day for the con
Business down town was suspend
ed; people flocked to the fair ground
from all over town, the band played,
and everyone entered into the spirit
of the occasion. There was no fric
tion, disagreements, or unpleasant
incidents to mar the afternoon"3
sport. The contest was so close, and
honors so evenly divided, that on the
very last event depended the victory
—for one school or the other. And
though Wenatchee won, it mazi be
i emembered that she was on her own
'rack, surrounded by a hart of
Iriendly sympathizers and support
ers, and unfatigued by a long over
The officials of the day, the rep
resentatives of each school, and the
events as reported by the official
scorer, were as follows:
100-yard dash—E. Lockwood, Ist;
Lake, 2nd; J. Duff, 3rd; time, 11 sec.
220-yard dash—Lake, Ist; Town,
2nd; B.Knowles, 3rd; time—23%.
Quarter mile—Shotwell, Ist;
Knowles, 2nd; Fitzgerald, 3rd; time
Half mile—Lake, Ist; Fitzgerald,
WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1907.
2nd; Garton, 3rd; time—2:l7.
Mile—Johnson,lst; Garton, 2nd;
McGinnis, 3rd; time—s:7 2-5.
120-yd hurdles—Lovejoy, Ist;
Smith, 2nd; McGinnis. 3rd; time IS
-220 hurdles—E. Lockwood, Ist;
Shotwell, 2nd; Lovejoy, 3rd; time —
Broad jump—Lake, Ist; Lovejoy,
2nd; E. Lockwood, 3rd; distance —
High jump—Lovejoy, Ist: C
Lockwood, 2nd; Smith, 3rd; height
—4 ft, 8 inches.
Pole vault—Town, Ist; Garton,
2nd; C. Lockwood, 3rd; height—s ft.
Shot put—C. Lockwood. Ist: J.
Duff, 2nd; E. Lockwood, 3rd; dis
tance—3s feet 5 inches.
Hammer throw—E. Lockwood, Ist;
Knowles, 2nd; C. Lockwood, 3rd;
distance —107.3 feet.
Discus—Knowles, Ist; E. Lock
wood, second: C. Lockwood, 3rd;
Relay race—Wenatchee, Knowles,
Duff, Shotwell, Lake, Ist; Waterville
—E. Lockwood, C. Lockwood, Love
joy, Town, second; time—l:4o.
Waterville, 59 points, with 7 firsts.
Wenatchee 63 points, with 7 firsts.
Mb Neckties for Them.
According to a Los Angeles dis
patch the Dunkards, now in conven
tion there, are considerably worried
over whether or not their men shall
adorn themselves with -neckties. The
LOS ANGELES, May 23. — "We
adivss men against the wear'ng
of neckties and fashionable hats, yet
we do not see our way clear to make
this a test of fellowship. At the same
time we urge our members to guard
against giving offense according to
Romans 1:14, and Ist Corintbtans.
This recommendation, made by the
standing committee of the Dunkard
National Conference, was rejected by
the body of the house today because
it was not stringent enough. It ».~
possibie that the Dunkard may past
a rule before the close of the session,
making the wearing of neckties a bar
GOES ON SPREE
Frail Craft Runs Amuck With Living
Cargo on Turbulent
There was wild excitement at Trin
idad the other day.
The Columbia Is a raging torrent
at that place, and the ferry, operated
by Neely & Young, broke loose and
started on a mad career down the
swiftly swirling river.
Four men and a four-horse team
and wagon were on it at the time.
A great log, coming swiftly down
stream, struck the ferry a square
blow amidships with such force that
the drag-line parted, and the ferry
with its living cargo was swept down
stream toward the rapids. Four
miles down stream, and when within
one mile of the foaming, roaring
rapids, the ferry was rescued by
some lumbermen, with the aid of a
This is the same ferry that ran
amuck last year when loaded with
sheep, and was swept through the
lower rapids and away down the riv
er to the vicinity of Kennewick.
When finally captured mo-t of the
sheep had been drowned.
When the giant log struck the fer
ry the crushing blow on Saturday the
frail craft was nearly cap sized. Tie
overhead cable was pulled from the
tower, and for awhile impeded the
river boats, but is now in place again.
The prieer, for See in Wenatchee
for the coming season will be less
than charged in Spokane, Seattle or
Portland. This Is the statement made
by F. W. Arnold, manager of the
Wenatchee Canning company. "Th"
ice plant is working finely and then
is no reason why we should not be
able to deliver to the people of We
natchee some of the best ice that is
produced in the Pacific Northwest."
"Our plant is open to the inspec
tion of the public and the purity of
the ice turned out by the plant of
the Wenatchee Canning cjmpany Is
; attested to by experts as some of the
best that they have seen turned out
by any cannery.
The Willard company leaves to
night for a two weeks' stand at Ever
ett, and thence to Bellingham.
TRIES TO POISON
Sensational Affair At l*p-iiiver Town
—Iseiihart Fires on Intruder
Poison in Food.
Chelan is in the throes of a poison
Excitement is running high, and
the postmaster there, who seems to
have been singled out for extermina
tion, has already had to defend his
home by the use of a shot gun.
According to a recent dispatch
from that place what appears to
have been a systematic attempt to
poison Postmaster W. M. Isenhart
and wife, extending over a long per
iod of time, reached a dramatic cul
mination about 1 o'clock Tuesday
morning when Mr. Isenhart fired
three shots at an intruder who was
tampering with a cupboard on the
back porch of his residence. Evi
dently none of the shots took effect.
Mr. and Mrs. Isenhart live in rooms
at the rear of the postoffice. On their
back porch is a cupboard in which
they had been in the habit of keep
ing food. Apparently several inef
fectual attempts had been made bj
some miscreant to poison them. Be
ing satisfied that their lives were ii
danger, Mr. Is?nhart arranged signals
to warn him when any one was tam
pering with his cupboard. Tuesday
morning about 1 o'clock he was
awakened by the working of the sig
nal. He arose and secured his shot
gun, but the prowler evidently heard
him and left. Mr. Isenhart watched,
and in a short time the man return
ed. Just as he approached the cup
board, but while in a deep shadow,
Mr. Isenhart fired three times
through a screen door. The post
master was at first convinced that his
first shot took effect, but later chang
ed his mind, as no reports of any ser*
iously injured persons have come to
Suspects Saloon Sympathizers.
Mr. Isenhart said:
"There is no doubt in my mmd
that saloon sympathizers have been
seeking my life.
■'In the summer of 1905 I publish
ed an article in the Chelan Leader,
calling attention to the manner in
which the saloons at this place were
being conducted and, I believe, called
the matter to the attention of the
council. In September of that year
my horse, which was kept in a stable
not far from the rear of the postof
fice, was taken suddenly sick and
died within three minutes.
"I continued my fight against the
saloons and aifter the municipal elec
tion In December, 1905, had one of
the saloonkeepers arrested for giving
whisky to the election judges while
"No new developments occurred,
however, until last winter, when Max
Weidener was so badly frozen while
on a protracted spree. The part I
took in that affair is well known. On
two occasions, between the middle of
February and the last of March, po
tatoes left in the cupboard on the
back porch tasted so bad that we
could not eat them.
Milk Was Piosom-d.
"The evening of April 13 last we
used milk from a can left in the out
side cupboard. Next morning the milk
tasted so bitter that we could not
use it. We called in Dr. Mitchell.
He made an examination of the milk
and said it contained about one
ft.urth of a Jeaspoonful of : :rychnine
—enough to kill all the people in
town. The doctor placed a grain of
the substance taken from the milk
in a piece of meat and gave it to a
cat. The iTial died within three
minuter, i of, the milk were al
so made a V :>ar~ v . by Dr. McCoy
and at the Washington State college.
Both pronounced the substance it
contained pare strychnine.
"I was now thoroughly convinced
that my |ifa was being sought and
began to wa eh for the miscreant. I
fixed an alarm, to warn me when any
one was ts >sring with the cup
board. Foo l was still placed there
as before, out none wa3 eaten.
"Last Sunday evening at 8 o'clock
Mrs. Isenhart and I went to church.
Patties whom we suspicioned saw us
go. Returning at 9 o'clock, Mrs. Issn
hart noticed that the cupboard door
had been opened during our absence.
Next morning Dr. Mitchell was again
; called in, and found that two plates
'of food left In the cupboard had been
sprinkl?d with strychnine.
"I then renewed my vigilance,
which rerulted in the shooting Tues
On Orondo Avenue
Near Wenatchee Aye.
I can, for a few days only, sell you a little piece
of good business frontage at a price quite a little
under the market. Reasonable terms. This is a rare
opportunity if you want to get a good piece of
Real Estate - Financial Agant
Lot 50x200, Level, No
Rocks, Mission St. South
BOUSQUET & CHRISTENSEN
Real Estate Surety Bonds m Insurance
12 YEARS OLD
This Orchard, 10 acres loaded down with fruit, One
mile from Wenatchee postoffice
$15,000; $5,000 Cash
This place should produce $10,000 worth of fruit
this season. Good buildings, spring water. A
model fruit ranch.
Wenatchee Realty Co.
To be rendered by members
of Wenatchee High School
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